Over 10 years teaching experience in the Waterford, Michigan School District
Extensive work experience as a guest teacher in all grades K-5
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Early Childhood Education
Master of Arts degree in Teacher Leadership from Central Michigan University, in progress
Michigan Elementary Provisional Teacher Certificate K - 8 with ZA Endorsement, Current
Shadowed and observed the elementary school principal.
Created digital files for students in K through Fifth grade to address the needs of at risk students.
Composed and submitted a grant to expand available technology program.
Participated in peer mediation sessions with students.
Assisted in any capacity when needed while principal was both in and out of the building.
Five years experience at setting up and establishing a classroom environment for cooperative learning.
Created curriculum and lesson plans for 3 year old and 4 year old preschool students.
Trained in High Scope teaching model, Conscious Discipline, and MLPP Assessment.
Experienced in observational recording, differentiated instruction, academic assessment, goal setting, learning scaffolding, and individualized intervention strategies.
Increased endurance through authentically designed lesson plans.
Worked collaboratively with a classroom assistant and parent volunteers.
Set up and maintained a classroom website with newsletters, calendars, sign-up sheets, photos, and external web links for technology assisted learning activities.
Presented workshops for peers incorporating more large motor activities into daily instruction.
Head Start Teacher, Preschool Teacher and PAVA Teacher
Managed classrooms up to 20 students in each class.
Each long term placement included lesson planning, assessments, BLT meetings, IEP 's, SAT referrals, classroom newsletters, projects, learning goals, parent-teacher conferences, and parent reports.
Classroom management and implementation of class routine also.
Completed the remainder of the school year in a first grade classroom.
Rearranged classroom to best fit the needs of the students and established management routines.
Participated in IEP's and differentiated instruction for 4 students with ADHD.
Created and maintained regular communication with parents including newsletters and parent-teacher conferences.
Assessed student progress through formative and summative assessments as well as completed report cards.
Increased students results by the end of the school year.
Established professional and personal relationships with fellow staff.
Create and implement lesson plans on a regular basis to excite and motivate children to participate in activities which enhance the development of their large motor skills.
Maintain professional business relationships with child care center staff and home day care providers and consult on challenges with current students.
Create and present workshops on large motor activities to motivate teachers to increase movement activities with children in their classrooms.
Consistently demonstrate the necessity of motor activities in the process of learning and development.
Masters level coursework included Leadership, Assessment, Technology, Culture, Administration, Organizational Change, and Research.
An administrative internship was required as part of this program. The internship consisted of 145 hours of work with the principal of Houghton Elementary in the Waterford School District.
Expected graduation date is April, 2014.
Student teaching experience included one semester of preschool teacher internship and one semester of first grade student teaching.
Major field of study was Early Childhood Education.
Double minor in Mathematics and Language Arts.
Graduated with honors.
Created and presented teacher training workshops for professionals at MiAEYC, MDAEYC, Oakland County 4 C's, Livingston County 4 C's, and numerous other conventions, workshops, and teacher training conferences.
Successfully wrote and received grants for materials for classroom use.
First aid and CPR trained annually.
Guest teacher in West Bloomfield, Waterford, and Huron Valley Schools: 1996-1998.
Co-director of the Montessori Center of Downriver in Taylor, MI: 1994-1996.
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